In the wake of free SHS/TVET education, the number of enrollment in senior high schools has experienced a spike thus, there is the need for the government and for that matter, the Ghana Education Service to recruit more graduate teachers to fill vacant positions in the classroom.
With this premise, the Ministry of Education has disclosed that a financial clearance to recruit graduate teachers from the various universities is expected to be issued by the Ministry of Finance between the months of January and February 2022.
It added that although graduate teachers were expected to be recruited last year in addition to newly trained teachers from the forty-six public Colleges of Education last year, the Education Ministry was only given clearance to recruit about sixteen thousand teachers from the public Colleges of Education only.
The financial clearance when issued will offer unemployed graduate teachers the opportunity to teach in the various senior high schools,, but qualifications for employment will be based on individuals who have passed the Ghana Teachers Licensure Examination (GTLE) and have completed that mandatory national service.
Graduates will be informed by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service when the recruitment begins through their official social media handles when the time is due.
Asked if his outfit is considering E-deployment as indicated by the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, the MoE staff said plans are underway for a placement system to be created for new teachers to select areas to be posted to.
“It is something we are working on, the E-deployment as described by the Education Minister will give new teachers to be recruited the opportunity to select rural areas to be posted with incentives and other juicy packages,” he added.